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IMPRS-QST seminar series: Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Quantum Many-Body Systems: Irreversibility and the Quantum Butterfly Effect

Jun 19

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 4:00pm
Location:  LMU, Schellingstr. 39, B139

Prof. Stefan Kehrein will give a seminar on “Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Quantum Many-Body Systems: Irreversibility and the Quantum Butterfly Effect”.

Abstract:
The question of how one can reconcile the second Iaw of thermodynamics with microscopic time-reversal invariance goes back to the very beginning of statistical mechanics and the dispute between Boltzmann and Loschmidt. While the answer to this question is nowadays very weII understood for Classical systems, its quantum mechanical version has until recently hardly been explored. Besides its importance for the foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, the understanding of reversibility and irreversibility in quantum systems also plays an important role for example in spin echo experiments. In my talk I will give an overview of recent progress on this topic.